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Tick, Tock: Start the Europe Fare Search Now

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Want to visit the Old Country this summer? So do millions of other Americans. Though we’ve seen fares inch up since last week, the good news is that 71 percent of the tracked routes have dropped in price since this time last year.

By investing a little time to track fares, you’re more likely to nail down the best bargain possible. Just like last year, we’re benchmarking popular European routes weekly in order to pin down the best possible time to pounce on an affordable airfare.

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  • Flip through our Hidden Europe: 10 Secret Treasures photo gallery for inspiring off-the-beaten-path locales. Skip tourist lines in well-known cities and instead head to the more obscure Gozo, Levoca, Sopot, and Varena, among other secret destinations.
  • Find an airline-by-airline breakdown of additional charges in our SmarterTravel Ultimate Guide to Airline Fees Europe Edition.
  • Read advice from our savvy columnists: the Deal Detective helps students vacation in Europe on a shoestring budget. Travel expert Ed Perkins shows readers how to stretch their dollars while in Europe.
  • Check out SmarterTravel’s Europe travel guides for general tips such as when to go.
  • Research travel alerts before taking off by going to the U.S. State Department’s website

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